Indian School Days: The Boarding School Experience

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In today’s society, it is often taken for granted and expected that people receive an education, no matter their background. This was not the case for slaves and Native Americans in the United States dating back to the 1800s. As Frederick Douglass and the Heard Museum’s Remembering our Indian School Days: The Boarding School Experience showed, education was life changing to those it affected. Education provided them freedom and something that could never be taken away like most things had been. It wasn’t always a positive experience, but education gave them the chance to make a difference for themselves and their peers. While the initial purpose of boarding schools was to stop Native Americans from practicing their customs, they and other minorities
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